Evans Head is an excellent destination for dog owners travelling with furry friends. If you’re planning to travel with your dog to Evans Head, New South Wales, there are a few things you should consider.

Firstly, ensure your dog is up-to-date with all necessary vaccinations and has a current pet identification tag. Additionally, make sure to pack necessary items for your dog such as food, water, and any necessary medications.

Pet-Friendly Accommodation

Reflections Holiday Parks | Evans Head Holiday Park is the most popular pet-friendly option. The dog-friendly caravan park welcomes socialised dogs and their responsible owners on their powered sites and camping areas. Dogs must be supervised at all times, and pre-approval is required.

DIY Dog Wash Bays

Many caravan parks across Australia including Reflections Holiday Parks, have DIY dog wash bays. These are becoming increasingly popular as pet owners look for ways to keep their dogs clean and comfortable while travelling. The availability of these facilities may vary by location, so it is best to check with individual parks for more information.


A sneak peek of Reflections Holiday Park Evans Head to get you excited. Video Credit: Belinda Mordue | Travel Blogger.

Dog-Friendly Beaches and Locations

Evans Head is a popular destination for pet owners, with plenty of dog-friendly beaches and parks. There are several beaches where dogs are allowed off-leash.

There are also several dog-friendly beaches and parks in Evans Head, such as:

  • Main Beach
  • South Wall Beach
  • North Wall Beach
  • Airforce Beach
  • RSL Memorial Park

Some popular options include Main Beach, South Wall Beach, and North Wall Beach. It’s important to note that there may be seasonal restrictions and designated times when dogs are not allowed, so it’s best to check with local authorities before visiting.


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Regional National Parks

Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the pets in parks policy for more information. Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the pets in parks policy for more information.

Additionally, always clean up after your pet and follow any posted signs and guidelines to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone.

Dog-Friendly Hotels and Cafes

Hotel Illawong, located in the heart of Evans Head welcomes well-behaved pets on leads in the lower section of their beer garden.

Sandpit Café: This dog-friendly cafe is a popular destination for breakfast and lunch, serving a range of delicious dishes made with locally-sourced ingredients. The café is located under the Evans Head Surf Club and close to the surf beach.

9 Tips for Travelling with a Dog to a Caravan Park in Australia

  1. Plan ahead: Research the dog-friendly caravan parks in the area you plan to visit.
  2. Pack essentials: Bring enough food, water, bowls, leash, and bedding for your dog.
  3. Check park rules: Make sure you are aware of the rules regarding dogs at the park you’re visiting.
  4. Exercise and play: Make time for exercise and play with your dog daily to keep them happy.
  5. Keep them cool: In hot weather, ensure your dog can access shade and water.
  6. Clean up after your dog: Always clean up after your dog and dispose of waste properly.
  7. Keep your dog under control: Make sure your dog is well-behaved and doesn’t disturb other guests.
  8. Consider pet insurance: In case of an emergency, it’s important to have pet insurance in place.
  9. Be mindful of wildlife: Be cautious of native wildlife and keep your dog under control to protect both them and the wildlife.

More Pet-Friendly Travel Ideas

Looking for more dog-friendly stays in NSW?  Then, you must read the 29 Dog-Friendly Holiday Parks in NSW blog. Click HERE

Dog-Friendly Holiday Parks in NSW
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Evans Head Guide

Click HERE and “Discover the Beauty of Evans Head, NSW: A Guide to Exploring this Coastal Town.”

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